Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fall Events and Workshop Schedule

Summer vacation's over, kids are back to the school grind and a new wave of bad news seems to slap us in the face each day. We've found some escape from it all at SPACE, where we are excited by the the new art exhibit we've just hung and by the comprehensive new schedule of arts workshops we've put together. Our gallery is getting stocked with must-have art books and cool t-shirts for sale and we look forward to the opening of artist Karen Green's new work on Saturday, September 19, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Ms. Green's mixed media art pieces takes a darkly humorous look at transformative "machines" designed to perform magical feats such as granting forgiveness or turning bacon back into a pig. The pieces are complex, subtle, yet powerful and redemptive. Guests are invited to use a "working" forgiveness machine, based on Ms. Green's designs. The show runs through Oct. 30.

Our fall schedule of workshops offers our largest slate so far, including several drawing classes, taught by some of our favorite teachers, and a Pre-K and a ceramics class. For adults, we have watercolor painting and graphic design for beginners. Classes begin the week of Sept. 28. Click here for the schedule and registration form.

We had a wonderful summer with our arts camp being our primary preoccupation. Dozens of art projects were made, from handmade loteria cards to outlandish model lifeguard stands to magical tree houses. Students took photos of the city mayor and made digital videos now showing on Youtube. It was three weeks of creativity, musical performances, and watching Charlie Chaplin at the Rialto. We had a blast and believe the kids did, too. You can see photos from the camp here.

Come visit us at SPACE and we'll help you chase away the smoke and blues of summer.

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